Introducing New Group Executive Chef Felipe Lopez and New Bar Manager Christian Capinpin
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(Hong Kong – 28th February, 2018) – A brand that strives to maintain the Italian tradition of delectable dishes, Jamie’s Italian produces top quality food that is accessible, affordable and responsibly sourced. Set apart from other Italian eateries, the restaurant serves dish that possess a Jamie Oliver-styled British twist. Heavily inspired and influenced by its namesake, British Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver, the restaurant exudes a casual and contemporary ambiance where local foodies can enjoy mouthwatering dishes while in the presence of loved ones.
New Blood in the Kitchen and Behind the Bar
This March, look forward to a new Jamie’s Italian Hong Kong experience led by the capable and talented new Group Executive Chef Felipe Lopez and new Bar Manager Christian Capinpin.
A graduate of California’s renowned Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena, Chef Felipe kick started his career as lead cook at Pasadena’s beloved Central Park. He has honed his culinary skills at famous establishments around the United States and Hong Kong, The Crepe Vine Bistro, B&B Ristorante of The Venetian, Carnevino Las Vegas and Carbone Hong Kong to name a few. With a new chapter of his career at Jamie’s Italian, Chef Felipe will continue to indulge guests with dishes that are ingenious interpretations of Chef Jamie’s award-winning recipes.
A local Hong Konger who fluently speaks three languages, Christian rose in ranks by working at and leading the teams of some of Hong Kong’s most celebrated bars. Over the years, he has made a name for himself at establishments like The Keg, Socialito and Lily & Bloom. Now, as Bar Manager of Jamie’s Italian, Christian will continue to showcase his impressive mixing and garnishing skills by serving creative drinks.
Elevated Menu and Offerings at Jamie’s Italian Hong Kong and Taiwan
An already outstanding restaurant with dishes that have guests coming back for more, Jamie’s Italian will introduce further improvement that will strengthen the brand’s presence in Hong Kong.
To enhance the restaurant’s wide variety of culinary offerings, Chef Felipe has crafted an addition of 11 exciting new dishes and four decadent desserts to the a-la-carte menu. Starters like the Spicy Italian Meatballs (HK$128) and Octopus Salad(HK$118) are made with simple, fresh everyday ingredients. For a taste of Italy, indulge in fresh pastas made daily at the restaurant, such as the Sausage Ravioli (HK$188), Oxtail Lasagne ($168) and Lobster Risotto (HK$228). With two new selections of hand-crafted pizzas, The Tuscan (HK$168), The Carbonara (HK$168), Jamie’s Italian will further strengthen its position as a restaurant that serves authentic classic Italian favorites. For dessert, indulge your sweet tooth and sample new offerings like the Mighty Mess Sundae (HK$98) and the Baked Vanilla Cheesecake (HK$88).
Dining with a group? At Jamie’s Italian, there are new large sized sharing dishes that will have you and your party bursting at the seams. Enjoy generous servings of dishes like the French Trimmed Rack of Lamb with dauphinoise potatoes (HK$488) and the Grilled Tomahawk Steak with fresh tomatoes, parsley, olive, capers salsa (HK$588).
Thirst-Quenching New Cocktails
Concocted by Christian, a mixology mastermind, the new cocktails offered by Jamie’s Italian are both thirst quenching and delicious.
Happy Hour Just Got Even Happier
A favourite among local city dwellers, happy hour is the perfect time to relax, have a few drinks and catch up with friends. At the new and elevated Jamie’s Italian, Happy Hour will be an anticipated affair with amazing deals on drinks and snacks every Monday till Sunday from 6 till 9pm. A deal that cannot get any better, the restaurant brings you a variety of cocktails, mocktails, beers and wines at the price of HK$10 from 6 till 7pm, HK$20 from 7 till 8pm and $30 from 8 till 9pm. Options like the Oops I Fizzed with gin, sparkling wine and lemon or the Ginger Mojito with fresh mint & lime, ginger and soda, are thirst-quenching delights. For the full Happy Hour experience, pair your concoction with some small bites or sharing platters like the Chilli Fries (HK$50), Tasting Plank (HK$180) and Mini Burgers with Skinny Fries (HK$98). Enjoy the restaurant’s fantastic outdoors terrace with a mix in your hand and your workday woes behind you.
With new dishes, drinks and a refreshed new team, Hong Kong can get ready for a new Jamie’s Italian Hong Kong experience that is sure to impressive and indulge.
ABOUT JAMIE’S ITALIAN
The first Jamie’s Italian opened in 2008 in Oxford, England when Jamie Oliver and his mentor, Gennaro Contaldo, decided to come together to create delicious, affordable and accessible Italian food. Their aim was to share everything that they loved most about Italian cooking – fresh, sustainable ingredients, bold flavours, tried and tested dishes and family-style sharing and dining. There are now 36 Jamie’s Italian outlets in the UK and 44 internationally, including Dubai, Australia and Singapore.
Jamie’s Italian Causeway Bay
Address: 2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Telephone: (852) 3958 2222
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 12pm-11pm / Saturday-Sunday, 11am-11pm
Jamie’s Italian Tsim Sha Tsui
Address: Shop 412, Level 4,Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Telephone: (852) 3758 3333
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-11pm / Saturday-Sunday, 11am-11pm
Jamie’s Italian Taiwan
Address: Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei A11, 3F, No.11, Songshou Rd, Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
Telephone (02) 8780 2050
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am- 930pm / Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm / Sunday, 11am – 930pm
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ABOUT BIG CAT GROUP
Big Cat Group is a growing Hong Kong-based hospitality group that aims to bring outstanding food and retail experiences to the Asia-Pacific region. Led by CEO William Lyon, a highly skilled, energetic and ambitious management team is comprised of industry leaders with expertise in the Asian market. Since 2014, the progressive company has opened three Jamie’s Italians in Hong Kong and Taiwan. They recently expanded the brand with Asia’s first Jamie’s Deli location in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, and have plans to open more concepts in Hong Kong and greater China in the next five years.